1917 Code of Cannon Law #1324 and 1983 Code of Cannon Law #754 – The Faithful Must Observe What is set Forth in Constitutions and Decrees (Like most Document Produced by Vatican II)

Canon 754 in the current 1983 code of canon law runs as follows. “All the Christian Faithful are obliged to observe the constitutions and decrees which the legitimate authority of the Church issues in order to propose doctrine and to proscribe erroneous opinions, particularly those which the Roman Pontiff or the college of bishops putsContinue reading “1917 Code of Cannon Law #1324 and 1983 Code of Cannon Law #754 – The Faithful Must Observe What is set Forth in Constitutions and Decrees (Like most Document Produced by Vatican II)”

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Fruits of Vatican II Part 3- Liturgy -Marriage as Covenant not Contract – Communal Penance – Restored Catechumenate

“The Second Vatican Council devoted paragraphs 48 to 58 of its Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World to marriage…. Its teaching marked a watershed in the Church’s understanding of marriage. Avoiding the familiar term ‘contract’ the council consistently spoke of marriage as a ‘covenant‘.” (New Commentary on the Code of Cannon Law,Continue reading “Fruits of Vatican II Part 3- Liturgy -Marriage as Covenant not Contract – Communal Penance – Restored Catechumenate”

Fruits of Vatican II Part 2 – New Evangelization, Mary as Mediatrix

A great sample. Fruit of Vatican II – it allowed for a beauty apologetics to be able to shine, instead of fortress mindsets. (although it was partially hijacked) – The New Evangelization is a fruit of Vatican II “The Council Fathers knew that “fortress Catholicism” was harming the Church and fostering a culture of drabContinue reading “Fruits of Vatican II Part 2 – New Evangelization, Mary as Mediatrix”

Historical Fruits of Vatican II Part 1 – Retention, Lay Groups and More Scripture

In Mass Exodus by Stephen Bullivant, several studies in America and Great Britian show that Catholic retention of its followers was higher other than religious group in the post Vatican II era. It was better than Lutherans, Anglicans, Pentecostals and many others. The book does an excellent statistical study of the reason why people leftContinue reading “Historical Fruits of Vatican II Part 1 – Retention, Lay Groups and More Scripture”

Timothy Gordon Vatican II Indefectibility with Michael Lofton

Vatican 2 Indefectibility w/ Michael Lofton – YouTube Another great video by two Latin Mass Catholic showing how all ecumenical council including Vatican II are indefectible. Just getting this resource out their!

Locations (List) Where Vatican II Says it is Teaching the Faithful (Not Just Pastoral)

Just as the words Dogmatic Constitution and Decree would suggest Vatican II did teach doctrine. Check out how many times it says it is teaching in the first paragraph which means the rest are also teaching! Lumen Gentium #14 “This Sacred Council wishes to turn its attention firstly to the Catholic faithful. Basing itself uponContinue reading “Locations (List) Where Vatican II Says it is Teaching the Faithful (Not Just Pastoral)”

Fr. Michael Gaitley Defends Vatican II: Calls it a Rock for our Times

Hope in Mercy with Fr. Michael Gaitley – YouTube I really like this video. He shows how too look on the good side of many things instead of focusing on the negative! He even says that defunding the police is a less crazy than getting rid of Vatican II –Which he calls a rock forContinue reading “Fr. Michael Gaitley Defends Vatican II: Calls it a Rock for our Times”

Research Guide to Vatican II

Home – Vatican II – Research guides at University of Toronto (utoronto.ca) Linked above is the UofT research guide to Vatican II. It is a great start for beginning diving into the vast and deep topic which is an ecumenical council. The guide contains concordances, commentaries, speeches and debates and contempory accounts. Unfortunately several ofContinue reading “Research Guide to Vatican II”

The Sermon on the Mount And Development/Change

This post is just a thought piece on the development/changes Jesus made to the law of Moses during the Sermon on the Mount. We will not be diving into the theology on the development of doctrine nor how it relates to Vatican II. What I want to do is see how Jesus deepens Moses’s lawContinue reading “The Sermon on the Mount And Development/Change”

4 Quotes on Papal Primacy/Error

“For it has never been allowed that that be discussed again which has once been decided by the Apostolic See” St. Boniface I, Letter to Rufus, Bishop of Thessaly 422 “The Apostolic See’s confession of faith is unassailable; it is impossible for it to be stained by any false doctrine or be contaminated by anyContinue reading “4 Quotes on Papal Primacy/Error”